In 2012 Mossel Bay embarked on a mission to become the sports capital of the Southern Cape, if not the Western Cape by organising its first ever sports festival. It was an immediate success, and, building on the successes of the previous years, Mossel Bay is continuing on this mission with its third annual Sports Festival from 3 October 2014 to 7 October 2014.
Like the previous two years it will present an opportunity for local as well as visiting sportsmen and women to participate in events organised by 30 different sports codes, and for those who are not active in sport to just have a lot of fun.
As in previous years the Point High KFC Schools Cricket Festival for under 19 teams, this year in its 16 th year, will again be a major attraction. A new attraction is the Rawson’s Top 10 Athletic Team Event, also organised by Point High School.
The sailing regatta is an integral part of the Festival programme, and this year in the order of 140 boats are expected to participate in the event that will include the Mosquito Class and Fireball Class national championships as well as the Eastern Cape regional championships.
The programme will again include a touchies tournament with good prize money, a motorsport gymkhana, a soccer tournament, bowls, golf, darts, squash, tennis, badminton, skateboarding, lifesaving, rubber duck races and many more.
For the not so sporty, there will be a fun walk, the Moss Walk over 5 km – the aim is to make this the biggest fun walk in Mossel Bay’s history.
A section of Marsh Street will be closed for a street party – complete with live music, street cafés, a beer tent and stalls – to ensure that a festive atmosphere prevails.
See your there …. it is going to be great fun!